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Heart Rate Max Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Heart Rate Max.

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Reference Guide to Exercise Intensity

One of the most common mistakes new exercisers make is not measuring the intensity of their cardio workouts. Guidelines say that aerobic exercise should be “moderate” or “challenging,” but what does that feel like? You might m...  Read more

Listen to Your Heart Rate Monitor

Imagine you’re driving on a country road. You’re enjoying the ride and noticing the cars that you pass along the way, excited to get to your destination. Suddenly you see those familiar red and blue lights flashing in your rearview mirror...  Read more

The Best Fat-Burning Advice

Wouldn’t it be great if all the fat-burning secrets you see in magazine ads and TV infomercials actually worked? If sauna suits, cellulite-shrinking creams, herbal wraps, and pills designed to “boost metabolism and melt fat away” di...  Read more

Basking in the Orange Glow of Orangetheory Fitness

Fifteen minutes into my first Orangetheory Fitness workout, I was hooked. The music was energetic, the group's spirits were high and, despite my overwhelming hatred for running, I actually thought I had pretty decent form as I pounded the (treadm...  Read more

Reference Guide to Aerobic Exercise

SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness. What is Aerobic Exercise? The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) defines aerobic exercise as "any activity that uses large muscle...  Read more

Day 5. I splurged and ate movie popcorn and a cherry limeade. Thank goodness the heart from another
Updated 6/18/2016 2:05:52 PM

Day 5. I splurged and ate movie popcorn and a cherry limeade. Thank goodness the heart from another set of softball games robbed me of my appetite. I stayed within my calorie range again! #jcw...  Read more

Just started had a bad year and ahalf.Heart broken
Updated 6/17/2016 6:50:49 AM

Just started had a bad year and ahalf.Heart broken lost my house cant get a job.but im just using that as an excuse i need to get on this and push my self. And im doing so much just to try paying bills i cant buy good food.But im going to try harder...  Read more

My goal has been to max out the Spark Points exercise bit and yesterday I got really close. Today it
Updated 6/16/2016 11:57:00 AM

My goal has been to max out the Spark Points exercise bit and yesterday I got really close. Today it is almost noon here and I have already gotten half walking. If, no, WHEN I max this out today, I need a new goal!...  Read more

The new app called Rock my Run make your heart pum
Updated 6/16/2016 6:46:05 AM

The new app called Rock my Run make your heart pumping real fast with music...  Read more

49 y/o Male trying to lose 20 lbs, 8 months post heart attack. Thought I was super healthy......not
Updated 6/15/2016 8:06:42 PM

49 y/o Male trying to lose 20 lbs, 8 months post heart attack. Thought I was super healthy......not so much....  Read more

Monitor your Resting Heart Rate

Having a hard time exercising in your target heart rate zone? Maybe you need to check your resting heart rate! If you are getting regular cardio, your resting heart rate will decrease. Since your target heart rate is based on your resting heart ra...  Read more

Heart Rate Monitors are Saviors!

Before I had a heart rate monitor I was totally overestimating my calorie burn and underestimating my calorie intake. My heart rate monitor detects how many cals I burn, what my heart rate is at so I can make sure to stay in my fat burning zone, and...  Read more

Trying to get Pregnant

I have fought in my mind and my heart about being fearful of losing another child. There is light. This is an open minded, loving, and free place to explore and ask questions....  Read more

How many calories are you really burning with that video workout?

Do you ever wonder how accurate the numbers you get from exercise machines or on-line trackers are when it comes to calories burned during exercise?You probably should, because chances are they aren’t very accurate--especially for some of the n...  Read more

Women, You've Been Exercising Too Hard, Says Study

When someone asks me whether X, Y or Z counts as "exercise" or "cardio," my first response is always, "Well, what does your heart rate tell you?"Measuring your heart rate is an important action for every exerciser. It le...  Read more